Handmade Favorites from Artist Friends

There is SOOOOO so much artistic talent in the Cross Partners in Promo group.  I love seeing what is shared on a daily basis and am more than glad to share the items on several different social media venues.  Because I was thinking about all the beauties (yes, both the ARTISTS and their work), I decided to pull together a blog post to share a handmade favorite from each active CPP member.  The items range from jewelry to knitted and crocheted items; from polymer clay to recipe binders; from jewelry supplies to paper items and many more.  A piece of the artist's heart and soul went into their individual creation - something I absolutely adore about handmade.

Here are the picks.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!


Tibetan prayer pendant necklace with turquoise and rubies handmade by Sharon of DoubleSJewelry


Coral fossil focal, carnelian, topaz and crystal bracelet handmade by Anna of Anna's Faire


Moon and spiral bracelet with Czech glass, Swarovski crystals and silver handmade by Barbara of SolanaKaiDesigns



Hand knit, mango colored all cotton butterfly baby wash cloth handmade by Sharon of Hollyknittercreations  


3" x 5" index card binder / recipe card holder with butterflies and stripes handmade by Carla of ArtBySunfire


Crocheted blue lace and fabric small trinket / jewelry bag handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsinFiber


Red multi-color Turkey turquoise striped stone lanyard with Czech glass and preciosa beads handmade by Peggi of PinkCloudsandAngels


Zoo / safari animal favor tags / embellishments handmade by Nat of adorebynat


Colorful crocheted granny square afghan handmade by Cathy of Cathy Creates


Colorful Bohemian beaded batik beach bracelet handmade by Nancy of Wyverndesigns 


Shiny or etched ivory, dark sky blue and coral Southwest lampwork beads handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads


Ladies purple hand knit hat with 3-tier flower and button center handmade by Nancy of Jazz it Up with Designs by Nancy


Pink Botswana agate 12 mm gemstone rounds, 16" strand, by Diane of BeadSouk 


Teal green and white beaded wristlet / key or badge holder #handmade by Mary Beth of The Twisted Redhead


Cairn terriers tri-fold fabric wallet / clutch handmade by Donna of SewAmazin


"Always There" Newfoundland dog original acrylic painting by Gunilla of Kanweienia Kreations


Horse charm adjustable bracelet with rhyolite, amethyst and wood handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo


"Elfin Magic" green and white dichroic glass post earrings handmade by Jo of Umeboshi



"Sending Wishes Your Way" delicate, lacy butterfly birthday card handmade by Lisa of Cards by Li Be!



Blue flowers on yellow polymer clay pillow beads handmade by Julie of Blue Morning Expressions 


Bohemian triple wrap Aztec cord and seashell ethnic bracelet handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat


White tea and kaolin clay artisan cold process soap handmamde by Debbie of Ewenique Essentials



"Paws for a Cause" rustic dog rescue paw print and heart earrings with artisan lampwork beads and crystals handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs


I hope you enjoyed these handmade selections - please visit the artist's studios to see more amazing work. If you would like to make my day and the day of the artists featured, please leave a comment. In addition, any promotion you can do will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!


My contact information:


Indiemade shop:  ShadowDogDesigns

Indiemade blog:  ShadowDogDesigns' Blog

Artfire studio:  ShadowDogDesigns

ArtFire Blog:  ShadowDogDesigns' Blog

Google+:  Catherine W

Facebook:  ShadowDogDesigns - Jewelry

Twitter:  ShadowDogDesign

Pinterest:  Shadow Dog Designs

Wanelo:  ShadowDog

Amazine:  ShadowDogDesigns

Rebelmouse:  ShadowDogDesigns

Flickr:  Shadow Dog Designs' Photostream


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beautiful blog ...will share

beautiful blog ...will share :O)
cookie fro Seamus LOL....

Thank you, Elaine!

Many thanks for stopping by, Elaine! Seamus only gets a cookie of you give one to his friend, Mira (: Wishing both of you a great weekend.

Handmade favorites

Catherine, thank you for including me in your great finds in the Handmade Favorites! Really appreciate it. Pinned each item from your blog. Have a great day!

Thank you, Sharon!

It was a pleasure to include your Tibetan pendant necklace, Sharon. I am in awe of it! Thank you for the pins!


Wow, Catherine, when you put these all together it really is an impressive array of talent and creativity! I love this group! Thank you for writing this blog and for including one of my bracelets. Will share, of course!

Thank you, Barbara!

Our group REALLY is impressive, Barbara! Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

Another wonderful selection

Another wonderful selection of unique and handmade gifts of all kinds. What an awesome variety of different types of arts ! Thank you so much for including my Newfoundland dog painting. Sharing!

Thank you, Gunilla!

My pleasure to include your Newfie painting, Gunilla!

Wow! So Many fantastic

Wow! So Many fantastic creations! Catherine, you do know how to pick them! Thank you so much for selecting my Elfin Magic post earrings for your blog! Shared!

Thank you, Jo!

Hahaha . . . sometimes it is hard to decide which item to feature, Jo. My pleasure to share.

Awesome Plus!

What terrific selections here, Catherine. The first one, Sharon's Tibetan necklace, floored me. Wow! (I want!). And there were so many beauties to follow. Am really honored to be included here, and super honored to have my bracelet featured. Thank you so much. Amazing post! :) The Handsome One sends virtual snackies to the Noble Seamus!

Thank you, Mary!

The Noble Goofus snapped up those virtual treats - tell the Handsome One thank you for sending them, Mary. Thank you so much for your kind words!

Wonderful selection

Great selection of items, lots of talent here, thank you for including my pink beads.

Thank you, Diane

I am floored by the beauty of those pink Botswana beads, Diane, so had to share them! Thanks!

You did such a great job of

You did such a great job of representing the Variety of Handmade from Cross Partners in Promotion! Thank You for including my Lace and Fabric Pouch!

Thank you, Ruth!

My pleasure to share you amazing pouch, Ruth. Thank you for stopping by!

Lovely selections

Great collection, Catherine. Thank you for including my afghan.

Thank you, Cathy!

Many thanks, Cathy! LOVE that afghan!

What a fantastic band of

What a fantastic band of creative talents! I love it!! You picked some of my favorites, too, Catherine...nicely done! Thanks so much for including my teal and white wristlet.

Thank you, Mary Beth!

It was hard, Mary Beth . . . soooo many favorites to be had! A pleasure to share your wristlet. Thank you for stopping by.

The CPP Group Rules!

Thank you so much Catherine. You have selected some truly marvelous items to share. Thank you for including my BOHO textile bracelet!! Sharing....

The CPromo is an amazing

The CPromo is an amazing team. I'm so glad to be a part of it. Thank you so much for including my Safari animal tags, Catherine. Off to share.

Beautiful choices! I have

Beautiful choices! I have pinned and tweeted all items. Thank you for including my knit hat in this wonderful post!

Thank you!

Thank you so much for inclduing my blue flower beads among all these wonderful handmade goodies. You are right; the CPP group is amazing, and I am so glad that I am a part of this group. Sharing everything.
Treats to Seamus from his Blu friend. May a lizard show up to entertain him.
Julie and Blu

Catherine, your post is as

Catherine, your post is as always full of amazing products. You are right when you say "a piece of the artist's heart and soul" goes into their creation. For an artist that is such an amazing feeling!


Lovely creative designs! Enjoyed your blog post. Thanks for includng my Southwest beads.

Your display!

I admire the way you adjust the quality of the photos, Catherine. You really make everything look at its best! Thank you for including my little fossil agate bracelet.


Continually in awe of the talent found within this group of artists! Thanks for showcasing such beauties and including my butterfly cards.
Lisa :)

Thank you once again for

Thank you once again for including my Cairn terrier wallet with your favorites! Great choices - I have pinned each one!

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